Glory, Love, Learn: 3 Reasons to Work with Children

A few weeks back, we led a Bible club for the kids in our neighborhood, and I relayed to our teammates three good reasons to work with children:

  1. To see God’s peculiar glory. In Matthew 11:25-26, Jesus says, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was Your gracious will.” God has a special glory that is revealed to children and those who have faith like children (Matthew 18:3-4). Working with children allows us to see it in us and them.
  2. Because Jesus loves children. In Mark 10:13-16, Jesus rebukes the disciples for keeping children away and takes them into His arms to bless them. Jesus loves children. He is not indifferent toward them or angry with them; He loves them.
  3. Because we need to learn from children. Christ says that if we don’t receive the kingdom of God like a child, we won’t enter it (Mark 10:15). And how are we to learn to be like children without these tiny teachers? In this way, we ought to learn more and be humbled more through children and young people more than any other group.

Looking back, we saw all three during that week, and why should’t we? Children are a blessing, and God is at work.

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About B Treece
loved by God before I ever loved Him, saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone by the authority of the Bible alone to the glory of God alone, made to enjoy Him forever, happily married with wonder-filled children.

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